ArcelorMittal Kazakhstan has informed that a coke plant gas operator died in an accident at its Temirtau steel plant. It said “In the early hours of 8 December, an accident occurred at the ArcelorMittal Temirtau steel division. We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of our colleague, a gas operator in the Coke Plant.”It said “We are working through the immediate steps after this tragic event. Our sadness and concern is with the family, loved ones, and close colleagues of our employee. ArcelorMittal is in touch with the family of the colleague, and psychological support is being provided immediately. All other support to the family, including financial, is being arranged right away.”ArcelorMittal Kazakhstan added that the causes of this fatality are under investigation.The incident follows the deaths last month of five miners in an explosion triggered by a suspected gas leak at the Luxembourg-based company's operations in Kazakhstan. Local press agency Kazinform reported Thursday that the Kazakhstan government is discussing the future of ArcelorMittal's operations in the country and hasn't ruled out a ban on the company.